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Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

Hoax articles – fooling everyone from your racist uncle on Facebook to top Wall Street investors. An article suggesting that Twitter had received a $31 billion offer sent the company’s stock prices soaring earlier this afternoon. The article, called Twitter Attracts Suitors, is hosted on bloomberg.market and made to look exactly like a Bloomberg Business article. “Twitter is working closely …

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Tara Reid Shows Off Tight Tummy After Harsh Comments From Jason Biggs

Tara Reid doesn’t seem to be affected by Jason Biggs’ harsh comments about her botched surgery last week. On Saturday, Reid showed off her flat and tight tummy. The American Pie star came out in public sporting a cropped black shirt and jeans. In 2004, she admitted to being a victim of a botched liposuction. When Biggs made a guest …

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Subway Jared Death Hoax Goes Viral

Jared Fogle, better known as “Subway Jared” or the “Subway Guy”, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax. On Monday, the news of Fogle’s “death” went viral with thousands of people taking to their social media accounts to pay their respects to the Subway spokesman, using the hashtag #RIPSubwayJared. The hoax started on a fake website called Jaredremembered.com. …

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Sara Ylen Fakes Cervical Cancer, Sentenced to One Year for Fraud

On Wednesday, a 38-year-old Michigan woman was sentenced to one year in prison for money fraud against a healthcare insurance company and generous local supporters. Sara Ylen of Lexington, Mich., accepted thousands of dollars in donations for years by publicizing false claims of cervical cancer. According to NY Daily News, her story first reached local media coverage in 2003 when …

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Woman Photographs UFO in the Netherlands

Somebody call Fox Mulder because we’ve got ourselves an honest-to-goodness x-file on our hands, thanks to a female amateur photographer. With that in mind, get out your “I Want To Believe” posters, because according to those who’ve reviewed the image, it’s not a fake. The images of the UFO were taken by Corinne Federer, who lives in Amsterdam. As you …

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Fake Verified Accounts Aided by Twitter’s New Header Photo

It’s nothing new for Twitter users to fake verification status, but Twitter’s recent profile redesign is making it easier and more convincing. Reddit user replicated spotted the trick, which uses Twitter’s new header photo layout to mimic the look of official verified accounts. And here’s a real verified profile: You can easily distinguish a real verified account from a fake …

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Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility

Journalism has many rules that its practitioners must abide by. There are the usual rules like don’t plagiarize and always confirm your sources, but there’s one that I think is the most evil sin of them all – making up stories and passing it off as news. WikiLeaks was the center of a controversy this week involving such a scenario. …

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Scammers Continue to Post Fake Facebook Videos

It should be old news by now that if you see a questionable video on Facebook you probably should not click on it, and definitely don’t give any information or fill out a survey. But with the shear number of fake videos popping up and scammers relentless tactics, it can be difficult to discern which videos are fake and which …

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